Weekly Newsletter

     Grade 2 Newsletter – May 20th – 24th

     Ramadan Kareem to all of our families who are celebrating this holy month!

 

Reminders:

  • Grade 2 MAP Testing :
    • Tuesday 22nd May Maths
    • Thursday 24th May Reading

 

  • Monday 28th May Language Usage

 

  • Ramadan hours for students –  8am – 1pm
  • Students fasting during ramadan will go to the Music room during break times
  • Reminder: Grade 2 Music concert –  Thursday 24th May at 8am

 

Language Arts

Reading: Our final reading unit is  “If …then… curriculum’ and is going to complement our How We Express Ourselves unit, as it delves into character study and their stories. The focus will be observing how characters change and grown throughout a text, as well as reading with fluency and expression.

Writing: We have had a lot of fun and insight into Poetry and the students have enjoyed expressing themselves through different forms of poetry. We will explore narrative writing by looking at imagination and how the author expresses themselves through fairy tales. The students will eventually work towards writing their own expressive and imaginative fairy tales!

Math for the week:

Due to Ramadan and Map testing we will enjoy review and revision this week and do our Unit 8 Math test next week (Week commencing 27th May).

 

Sunday:        review

Monday: review

Tuesday: review

Wednesday: review

Thursday:      review

 

Unit of Inquiry:

Tuning in to our new unit is going to be fun. It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

 

Some useful links:

Imagination website: https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

Addition & subtraction games

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

http://www.abcya.com/multiplication_mine_jr.htm

Worldwildlife.org

worldlandtrust.org

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Grade 2 Newsletter – May 13 – 18th

Reminders:

  • NO SCHOOL Sunday
  • Please send me an email if your child is going to be fasting.
  • Grade 2 MAP Testing :
    • Tuesday 22nd May Maths
    • Thursday 24th May Reading

 

  • Monday 28th May Language Usage

 

  • Ramadan is expected to begin 16th or 17th – date will be confirmed.
  • Ramadan hours for students –  8am – 1pm
  • Students fasting during ramadan will go to the Music room during break times
  • Reminder: Grade 2 Music concert –  Thursday 24th May at 8am

 

Language Arts

Reading: Students are making great growth in terms of stamina and book appreciation as they read through their book series books. If your students have a book that they are reading at home, encourage them to bring it in to share with the class!! Remember to ask questions about the books that your child is reading, ask them for their opinion. Would they recommend this book? Why or why not?

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will continue to work on our All About books to go along with our Unit of Inquiry about habitats. Students will revise the form and function of writing different headings in an All About book and organize their information in every section of the book.  Students have eagerly written shape poems about animals and/or plants that they are very proud to share!

Math for the week:

Sunday:        8.3 review Equal parts and fraction of sets

Monday: 8.4 Equivalent fraction

Tuesday: Review

Wednesday: 8.5 Fractions of collections

Thursday:    8.5 review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are finishing up any outstanding learning and assessments from Sharing the Planet. We will also begin our tuning in to How we express ourselves, our final unit of this year!

It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

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Grade 2 Newsletter – May 6-10

Reminders:

 

  • Sunday, May 13th will be a school holiday.
  • Grade 2 MAP Testing will be in a few weeks. We will update you with dates and times soon.

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit in Reading called Series Book Clubs. Students will learn about characters by thinking about their relationships with other characters in the story.; and students will consider how authors paint pictures with words.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will continue to work on our All About books to go along with our Unit of Inquiry about habitats. Students will learn the different headings in an All About book and how to organize their information in each part of the book. In addition, students will continue to write a poem about animals and/or plants that considers their habitat, diet, appearance and adaptation.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Unit 8.1-Equal parts of ONE

Monday: Unit 8.2-Exploring Fractions

Tuesday: Exploring Fractions part 2

Wednesday: Unit 8.3-Collection of Things

Thursday:    Review Unit 8

Unit of Inquiry:

 

This will be our last week for the Science Unit of Inquiry on Animals Habitats and Plants. Students will complete their All About books and present them to the class this week. They will think of ways we affect our environment and think of ways to take action to help preserve plant and animal species.

 

Kids have earned a Device Hour  on Thursday for earning 25 Scorpian tickets. They can bring in their devices or use the schools devices. Thanks!

Weekly Newsletter (little late… sorry.)

Reminders: 

  • A grade five exhibition group is doing a drive to donate school supplies to a school in Malawi. Donations are excepted until tomorrow.
  • MAP testing is coming up, more information to come.

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit in Reading called Series Book Clubs. Students will learn about characters by thinking about their relationships with other characters in the story and students will consider how authors paint pictures with words.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will continue to work on our All About books to go along with our Unit of Inquiry about habitats. Students will learn the different headings in an All About book and how to organize their information in each part of the book. In addition, students will continue to write a poem about animals and/or plants that considers their habitat, diet, appearance and adaptation.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Unit 8 Pretest

Monday: Lesson 8.1

Tuesday: Lesson 8.2

Wednesday: Lesson 8.3

Thursday:    Review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are continuing our Science Unit of Inquiry on Animals Habitats and Plants. Students will complete their All About books and present them to the class. They will think of ways we affect our environment and think of ways to take action to help preserve plant and animal species.

Some useful links:

Spelling homework: http://softschools.com/language_arts/worksheets/word_search_maker/

 Addition & subtraction games

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

http://www.ictgames.com/doubles.htm

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Grade 2 Newsletter – April 15-19

Reminders:

  • April 17th will be the Splash and Dash charity event. Runners and swimmers will need to come to school prepared with swim kit or clothes they can run in. The event will take place after attendance in the morning. See post below this one.
  • April 25 and 26 will be Student Led Conferences. The office will send out schedules soon.
  • Our field trip to Dubai Safari Park will be Sunday, April 22nd. We are asking for 4 parent volunteers from each Grade 2 class to come with us. Please email me at cmeeks@uasdubai.ae  if you would like to be part of our field trip – please note you are asked to pay 85 aed for your own entrance. Please send in the permission slip by Thursday, April 19th. Thank you.

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit in Reading called Series Book Clubs. Students will pay attention to how characters change throughout the story, as they observe the reactions of their character in different situations and conflicts.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will be working on our All About books to go along with our Unit of Inquiry about habitats. Students will learn the different headings in an All About book and how to organize their information in each part of the book.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Lesson 7.4 Doubles and Halves

Monday:       Lesson 7.8 Graphing our Arm Spans

Tuesday:      Lesson 7.3 Multiplication Number Stories

Wednesday: Fluency Practice

Thursday:    Review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are continuing our Science Unit of Inquiry Habitats. Students will begin to learn how plants and animals depend on each other for survival. Students will be choosing an animal to research and present to the class. We will discuss how humans have a negative effect on plants and animals and how we can take action to help plant and animal survival.

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Grade 2 Newsletter – April 8-12

Reminders:

  • April 17th will be the Splash and Dash charity event. Runners and swimmers will need to come to school prepared with swim kit or clothes they can run in.
  • April 25 and 26 will be Student Led Conferences. The office will send out schedules soon.

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are starting a new unit in Reading called Series Book Clubs. In the first part of our unit, students will learn to pay attention to how characters respond to problems, similarities in their characters across a series, and how to predict how a character will react in different situations.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are beginning our Poetry unit.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Lesson 7.1 Patterns in counting

Monday:       Lesson 7.2 Extending Complements of 10

Tuesday:      Patterns in Doubles and Halves

Wednesday: Fluency Practice

Thursday:    Review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are starting our second Science Unit of Inquiry Habitats. Students will begin to learn how plants and animals depend on each other for survival. Students will be choosing an animal to research and present to the class.

Some useful links:

Spelling homework: http://softschools.com/language_arts/worksheets/word_search_maker/

 Addition & subtraction games

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

Doubling numbers games

http://www.ictgames.com/doubles.htm

Splash and Dash

It’s time for the

UAS Splash & Dash!

 

 

We want all our fantastic swimmers and runners to come out on Tuesday April 17th.

The event will take place during the school day.

 

The Splash & Dash is for any STUDENT, PARENT or TEACHER in Elementary (Grades 2-5), Middle & High School.

 

You can participate Individually or with a Partner.

 

Elementary students will SWIM 100m (4 laps in pool) and RUN 800m (2 laps of track).

 

The cost to participate is 75 AED. Participants receive a T-shirt and Winners receive prizes.

 

To register for this awesome event, you must sign up by clicking HERE.

The Link can also be found on the UAS website.

 

Once registered you need to make your payment at UAS Accounts.

Please pay to the SPLASH-DASH Account.

 

Registration & Payment needs to be completed by Wednesday March 21st at 3pm.

 

We hope to see lots of students competing and having LOADS OF FUN!

 

Go Scorpions!